Jul 19 2009
Head Coach: Jack Marolich
Jack graduated from WWU in 2008, after rowing four years with the Vikings. During that time he was a member of boats that earned gold at NCRCs, WIRAs, and made trips to both the IRA and Dad Vail Championship regattas. Prior to returning to WWU to coach the men in 2010, he spent time coaching on the east coast and also at Sammamish and Everett Rowing Associations. In 2012, Jack was named the NCRC Coach of the Year and has been striving to build the Vikings team into a championship crew. He is in his 4th year coaching at Western.
Novice Coach: Thomas Downey
Thomas returns to the team as the Novice Coach. He rowed the last three years for the Vikings and is excited to stay involved with the team. Thomas is seeking a degree in geology and will be graduating in the Spring of 2013.
Strength Coach: Will Ruth
Will joins the Men’s Crew staff in 2013-14 as the team’s Strength Coach, providing the yearly strength programming and lifting instruction. Will rowed in high school at Olympia Area Rowing club and currently competes in the sport of Strongman at the regional level. Will is USA-Weightlifting Level 1 certified and will graduate Western in Spring ’14 with a BS in Kinesiology, focusing in Sport Psychology. After graduation, Will will be joining Coach An’dre Triplett at his Sport Performance facility, AMT Athletics, as a Sport Performance Coach.